New Nordic Cinema: The Reformist - A Female Imam

  • February 26, 2021
  • (EST)
  • March 04, 2021
  • (EST)
  • Virtual Event - Scandinavia House - New York


Feb 26 - Mar 4

The Reformist — A Female Imam follows Danish activist and progressive Muslim leader Sherin Khankan over her work to establish Europe’s first mosque led by female imams. Aiming to confront and challenge the fear surrounding Islam, while calling for a new feminist agenda, Khankan and fellow female imam Saliha Marie Fetteh opened the Mariam mosque in Copenhagen in 2016. For more than three years, Danish director Marie Skovgard followed Khankan as she argued to reform the patriarchal interpretations of the Qu’ran, confronting both Islamophobia and Islamic conservatism to champion that idea that the leadership of religious societies should be governed by the wisest and most knowledgeable, regardless of gender. In creating a space to empower women in the community, an encouraging alternate religious interpretations, Sherin and her supporters hope to inspire change. This timely documentary captures a charismatic and resolute leader whose mission for equality frequently encounters challenges, but never falters. (Denmark, 2019)

Directed by Marie Skovgard
88 Minutes
Available Friday February 26 - Thursday March 4

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